Here are our updated health and safety protocols, in compliance with Ministry of Education requirements: 2021-22 Communicable Disease Plan (updated 2022.03.24)
IMPORTANT for international travellers: Refer to federal requirements for return from international travel. Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must follow federal travel guidance, including wearing a well-constructed and well-fitting mask when in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors for 14 days following entry into Canada.This includes while at school for students, staff and visitors who may have travelled outside of Canada during Spring Break. Children who are not fully vaccinated are no longer restricted from being in congregate settings such as schools when returning from travel. However, please note that wearing a mask for 14 days after returning is a requirement. For anyone who has not travelled outside of Canada, mask use is a personal choice.
- BCCDC has updated guidance for when to get a COVID-19 test and self-isolation. Please see: Daily Health Check & What to Do When Sick.
- The BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/hea…/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
- To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/children
- The latest information and resources for parents and students is available on the COVID-19 Return to School website and the Safe and Healthy Schools website.
- All joint statements from Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix are posted here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health
- BC’s Response to COVID-19 website: Provides up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19. The COVID-19 app is available on Apple’s app store and the Google Play store. British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, with information in over 110 languages. Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
With so much happening, it’s normal to feel worried and overwhelmed. It’s important to look after mental health and well-being during COVID-19. Links to mental well-being resources for children, youth, parents and caregivers are available on the BCCDC Mental Well-being Page. There are many resources available, and we encourage you to explore to find the one that works best for you. Mental health and wellness are always important, and even more so in these challenging times. Please reach out if you need support.
- The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre offers tips for caring for younger children, parents and caregivers.
- Compassionate Learning Communities – Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice
- Linda O’Neill – Trauma Informed in the Classroom
- Ministry of Children and Familes: Healing Families, Helping Systems
- Parents grade 1-6 https://www.anxietycanada.
- COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub: https://jack.org/covid
- Grade 7-12 App https://www.
- Grade 7-12 https://www.
anxietycanada.com/articles/ covid19-balancing-public- health-and-mental-health/
- Grade 9-12 https://www.anxietycanada.com/
articles/what-to-do-if-you- are-anxious-or-worried-about- coronavirus-covid-19/
- Grade 7 and Up https://foundrybc.ca/